We're back for the 4th year with Culinary Fight Club Blended Burger Battles!

The Blend is an emerging culinary trend that features the craft of blending finely chopped mushrooms with ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken, lamb) for meals that are more delicious, nutritious and sustainable. The James Beard Foundation recently unveiled details for its 5th annual Blended Burger Project™, a nationwide competition challenging chefs to blend mushrooms with meat to create a more delicious, nutritious and sustainable burger.

The Blended Burger Project™ is developed by the James Beard Foundation with support from the Mushroom Council. See Official Contest Rules for details including eligibility, judging criteria, and voting requirements. Ends on July 31, 2019.

Beginning Memorial Day (May 29) and continuing through July 31, the third annual James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project will feature hundreds of restaurants menuing their creative take on The Blend, which includes blending at least 25 percent finely chopped mushrooms with meat.

Chefs and diners can learn more about participating at jamesbeard.org/blendedburgerproject.

Why Blend?

  • Guests are looking for more plant-forward options

  • Drive traffic and get noticed with publicity opportunities

  • Create a craveable take on the iconic burger that customers will love

  • Be a part of James Beard Foundation’s growing movement to build more sustainable menus

  • Enter for an opportunity to cook at the historic James Beard House

  • In honor of the Blended Burger Project's 5th year, each winning chef will be awarded $5,000!

What are we looking for?

  • Develop a Blended Burger that consists of at least 25% fresh mushrooms. (Choose any ground protein and any fresh, cultivated mushroom with your favorite toppings.)

  • Feature it on your menu from May 27 through July 31, 2019 and promote it to your guests.

  • Submit your restaurant details herehttps://airtable.com/shrhB7KXC5mt1ThOY

  • Upload your image here to complete your entry. https://jamesbeard.wyng.com/BBPupload

Culinary Fight Club is in search of the Perfect Blended Patty because we can't get enough of local chefs using local resources to create the better burger. We have a few twists this year, but you can be sure that we are seeking the 25% Mushroom Blend in that patty and put together with the perfect accouterments to create the perfect bite for our Judges and Taster's votes!

Join us on 4/2 OMAHA for a taste of the Better Burger OMAHA Style!

Tickets Here: https://bit.ly/2SV0VlK